London Property Tax and Tax Policy Update - 11th June 2014

Guest speaker—Stephen Herring, Head of Taxation at the IoD.
At The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane on Wednesday 11th June 2014

London 11th June

At this seminar, we discussed a range of topics regarding Property Taxation and wider Tax Policy. We were pleased to have Stephen Herring, Head of Taxation at the IoD, as our guest speaker.

We were delighted to host this London seminar which, enabled us to share some of our skills, expertise and experiences on how you or your clients could optimise tax and property returns, improve cash flow or simply avoid pitfalls, by being up to date with current tax rules.

Topics which were covered included:

  • Tax Planning & Policy
  • Tax Reform and Tax Simplification
  • The GAAR legislation
  • New Fixtures rules for Capital Allowances on ‘second-hand’ properties
  • Detailed case study based discussions
  • Incentives on green buildings in helping businesses comply with the 2018 EPC Sanction
  • Land Remediation Tax Relief
  • Other Current Property Taxation Issues

Benefits of Attending:

 The seminar highlighted the opportunities to achieve significant tax savings arising from property expenditure and investment at any stage of its lifecycle.

  • Optimising claims to reduce tax liabilities
  • Using tax relief to improve cash flow and increase project affordability
  • Saving time and reducing administrative burden
  • Understanding the implications of the complex New Fixtures Rules
  • Keeping up to date with Tax Policy and recent changes
  • Invaluable insights on how to proactively 
  • manage your business risk

Guest Speaker: Stephen Herring, Head of Taxation, Institute of Directors

Stephen Herring Stephen is Head of Taxation in the Institute of Directors' Policy Unit. Additionally, he is one of the ten independent members of HM Treasury's Tax Professionals Forum. He is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Taxation having qualified with Arthur Andersen in Manchester. The IoD has over twenty-seven thousand individual members and is frequently consulted by HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs and other government departments on proposals 

which would impact businesses from global corporations and listed UK companies to SMEs.

Stephen graduated from Manchester University with an honours degree in Economics & Politics and has specialised in taxation for over thirty five years. Before joining the IoD in September 2013, he was a partner in three global accounting firms (Grant Thornton, Ernst & Young and BDO) for thirty years.

Alun Oliver, Managing Director of E3 Consulting

Alun is one of the country’s leading experts in property taxation, including capital allowances, tax relief on remediation of contaminated and derelict land, landfill and repairs & maintenance. He has worked on a wide range of projects over the years including; redevelopment of Poole Audi, Furnished Holiday Lettings across Dorset, Wiltshire and overseas, commercial offices, manufacturing facilities, racing stables, restaurants and hotels...Read More

Rupert Guppy, Senior Property Taxation Consultant with E3 Consulting

Rupert is a Senior Tax Consultant at E³ Consulting and has been working in capital allowances since 2007. He has worked on and managed many claims for the purposes of capital allowances on all types of commercial properties with acquisition prices ranging from £250,000 to £600m and construction/refurbishments ranging from £100,000 to £500m.... Read more


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